#MethodistHospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital appoint Chief Medical Officer

Methodist logoMethodist Childrens logoJane Appleby, MD, FACP, has been appointed chief medical officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital. Dr. Appleby has been in practice as an internal medicine doctor for over twenty years and is board certified in internal medicine and in hospice and palliative medicine. During this time, she has established herself as a leader in the San Antonio medical community and an innovator in the area of hospital quality.

She holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a doctor of medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she also completed her internship and residency in internal medicine.

Jane Appleby, MDDr. Appleby has held the role of chief quality officer for Methodist Healthcare over the past five years, leading efforts that resulted in unprecedented improvements in quality metrics. She has also served in various elected physician leadership roles over her tenure with Methodist Healthcare, lending her expertise in quality and care delivery systems.

As chief medical officer, Dr. Appleby will have responsibility for overseeing the medical affairs of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital as well as championing the patient care delivery system.

“Dr. Appleby is a well-respected physician leader with tremendous talent and vision who is known for creating partnerships between hospital executives, physicians, nurses and other members of the hospital care team to elevate care delivery systems and promote the highest quality of care for patients,” states Gay Nord, chief executive officer  of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. “I know her extraordinary talents and leadership skills will be an asset to Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital and will greatly benefit patients and physicians in this region,” added Nord.

Dr. Appleby has served on many regional and state boards and committees primarily dedicated to improving clinical quality and safety. Dr. Appleby has also authored or contributed to journal articles, chapters and books.

About Methodist Hospital
Chartered in 1955, Methodist Hospital is the pioneer facility of the now world-renowned South Texas Medical Center. Opened in 1963, Methodist Hospital has grown to be the flagship facility of the Methodist Healthcare System, San Antonio’s largest and most preferred health care provider. Methodist Hospital maintains its excellent reputation with a commitment to the hospital’s value statement that defines quality as meeting the customer’s needs by exceeding their expectations. Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties and is the region’s most preferred hospital for obstetrics, neurosurgery, robotic surgery, cardiac care and back and neck surgeries. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center.

About Methodist Children’s Hospital
Methodist Children’s Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, opened in 1998 as the first children’s hospital in South Texas designed and built from the ground up to meet the needs of children and their families. The hospital has the area’s largest pediatric emergency department with 32 treatment rooms and more than 73,000 visits last year alone. Methodist Children’s Hospital is among the nation’s largest providers of marrow and stem cell transplants. A new hybrid operating room opened recently that gives surgeons the equipment needed to perform complex heart surgeries. The hospital maintains two Methodist AirCare™ helicopters to transport newborns, children and pregnant women from all parts of South Texas to Methodist Children’s Hospital so they can receive a higher level of care that may be needed in a medical crisis. Methodist Children’s Hospital maintains children’s specialty clinics to ensure children receive the outpatient care they need for complex illnesses in a single location. To learn more, visit www.MHSChildrens.com.